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Maintaining Your New California Garden: Life-friendly Fall Pruning

  Mother Nature's Backyard in November: illustrating life-friendly fall pruning. Late fall and early winter are important prun...

Calendar of Activities




Date
Hours
Activity/Event
Notes
Wed. 11/1
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend the mid-day in our garden – bring your sack lunch if you’d like. Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Tues.
11/7
6:00-7:30 p.m.
 
Crawly Critters: common reptiles & amphibians of local gardens and their habitats – Dr. Connie Vadheim **
 
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Sat. 11/11
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
Fall Pruning Workshop # 1 –
 
Pruning Salvias, CA Sagebrush,  and more**
 
Learn how to prune common native plants. Practice your pruning skills on our plants.  Bring pruners, gloves.   
 
Garden open to visitors
Sun. 11/12
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Useful Plants. 
 
Take stroll to learn about the useful plants that grow in the Preserve.   Taste some treats made with native plant flavors in Mother Nature’s Backyard.
 
Entire Preserve open to visitors
Sun. 11/19
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Fall Pruning Workshop # 2 –
 
Pruning Salvias, CA Sagebrush, Buckwheats and more**
 
Learn how to prune common native plants. Practice your pruning skills on our plants.  Bring pruners, gloves.   
 
Garden open to visitors
Sat. 11/25
1:00-4:00
 
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors. 
 
Tues.
12/5
6:00-7:30 p.m.
 
 Leroy Abrams and his Los Angeles flora: unique L.A. County plants for the small garden
– Dr. Connie Vadheim **
 
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Wed. 12/6
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend the mid-day in our garden – bring your sack lunch if you’d like. Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Sat. 12/9
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
Talk at 10:00 & 11:00
 
 
Gardening for Birds – simple tricks to attract more birds to your garden. – Dr. Connie Vadheim ** 
 
 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time.  Talk-walks are at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
 
We will have brochures on gardening for birds available.
Sun. 12/10
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Birds That Visit in Winter
 
Take a walk with Dr. John Thomlinson (CSUDH) and see the winter bird visitors.  Bring binoculars, camera, etc.
 
Brochures on gardening for birds will be available at the Garden.  We’ll also have bird coloring sheets for the kids.
Sun. 12/17
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Workshop begins at 1:00
 
Make some Holiday Potpourri – hands-on workshop will show you how to make potpourri from scented garden clippings and other common scents.  All materials provided
 
 
You can just come and visit the garden if you don’t want to make potpourri.
Sat.
12/23
1:00-4:00 p.m.
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.
 

 

** See the page on Classes & Workshops for more details


for other activities at the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve see: http://www.gardenawillows.org/events.htm


 









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